I get up, the buyer for my mower is coming to collect early. And this is the begining of why I don’t like selling on ebay.
While I wait, I make breakfast.
And enjoy it in my garden.
While here I enjoy the view of the flowers.
The vivid colours.
The purest whites and yellows.
It is like paradise.
While I wait I cut the front hedge back.
While I wait I cut the back lawn.
But still it is here.
While I wait I vacuum the house, clean the kitchen, clean the bathroom.
While I wait I make a pot of tea.
While I wait I start to admire the flowers again.
My garden makes me smile inside.
It is so beautiful.
But not every tulip wants to reach for the sun.
Amazing colours, amazing textures.
I cannot believe how wonderful it has become.
But it brings me joy like I’ve not felt for a long time.
Everyday is slightly different.
Somethings are gracious, others are weird.
And some just beautiful.
Even the bloody valentine has come to life this year.
Every corner has some colour.
Every nook so delightful.
With a surprise hidden here and there.
Ah is that the post man?
Yes it is, and he has brought me the MX5 renewal. I look at it in disbelief. My god its gone up again.
Enough is enough, I text the person saying I have things to do and have gone out. It’s no longer 9am its mid day and I have other things to do. Round my parents I open the bonnet of my car. Turn the engine on and then put the end of a long screw driver to various parts of the engine with the other end next to my ear. Well there you go, its the new power steering pump making noise. That is one great trick my dad has taught me, after all these years.
I start stripping the car down once more. I’m good at this.
And eventually I have the power steering pump off again.
What I find, isn’t what I’m expecting.
The fixtures on the pump pulley had eaten the pulley and the center hole had become uncircular, causing all the noise. Of the four power steering pumps I now have I choose another to put on, and start the slow process of putting it all back together as good as I can.
It’s all together once more. The underpan is on properly so it doesn’t vibrate, and she is running so very, very silky smooth.
I swap the cars over. I’m going to swap the exhaust over well thats what I think. Get the car up on its ramps. And while the cat bolts unscrew, the ones going to the rear backbox have, well their heads have disappeared. Hell where is my dad, where is my dads grinder?